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Research Project Clinician (Part Time) Sleep, Affective Neuroscience, and Development

Description

Join the Sleep, Affective Neuroscience, and Development laboratory team! Our lab studies how changing sleep and neural systems over adolescent development contribute to mood dysregulation (www.sleepneuro.pitt.edu). We are seeking a part-time Research Project Clinician to lead participant clinical evaluations in studies examining how sleep and circadian rhythms impact mood in adolescents and young adults with or at-risk for mood disorders. This person will be responsible for conducting participant consent/assent and standardized clinical assessments; completing clinical documentation and data entry; and providing clinical supervision to junior staff.


Ideal candidate is proficient with the DSM-5; experienced with semi-structured clinical interviews (e.g., SCID, MINI, or K-SADS); highly organized; detail-oriented; and possesses strong interpersonal skills including teamwork, dependability, flexibility, and leadership.

 

This position is grant funded.

 

Purpose:
Conduct clinical assessments for research studies. Handle project specific tasks as needed.


Responsibilities:

  • Conduct informed consent procedures for adolescent and adult research participants entering study protocols.
  • Conduct psychiatric evaluations and structured psychiatric interviews needed to make psychiatric diagnosis.
  • Present findings of clinical assessment.
  • Provide supervision to junior clinicians.
  • Use clinical judgment as needed when research subjects need referrals. Ability to assess potential emergencies with collaboration with senior personnel, take appropriate action.
  • Helping develop lab clinical protocols and documentation procedures.
  • Complete documentation and data entry related to research assessments in a timely fashion.
  • Assisting, as needed, with scheduling assessments, managing participant payments, data entry, project administrative tasks, and other research study tasks.
  • Share on-call coverage for participants study protocols as needed
  • Able to maintain a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with laboratory-wide study investigators and staff.
  • Demonstrate respect and sensitivity to study participants. Interact skillfully with adolescent, young adult, and clinical populations.
  • Handle sensitive clinical and research data in compliance with University, State and federal requirements.

Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or related field required.
  • Three years of postgraduate clinician experience in interviewing, counseling, and assessment required.
  • Prior Training in structured diagnostic clinical interviews preferred.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Comfortable using video-conferencing (e.g., Zoom, Teams)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of DSM-5 required (mood disorders experience is preferred).
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evening and weekend hours.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, interpersonal skills, and ability to prioritize among multiple tasks.

ADDITIONAL TASKS:

  • Complete and pass on-line ethics and research practice training modules as required by the University of Pittsburgh and the National Institutes of Health. Completes other trainings as required by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
  • Perform in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current PA license in psychology (or ability to qualify for PA license) preferred.

  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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